Enjoy a Day of Historic Adventures Just Beyond the City Limits
The Shrine of Christ’s Passion (Allow 1.5-2 hours to enjoy) 10630 Wicker Avenue, St. John, IN 46373
The Shrine of Christ’s Passion is an interactive half mile winding pathway that begins with the Last Supper and Garden of Gethsemane. Take the journey through the Passion of Christ as you view the 40 life-size bronze sculptures, each portraying an exquisite work of art.
Enjoy the exceptional shopping experience at The Shrine of Christ’s Passion The Gift Shoppe known for one of a kind keepsakes. Along with beautifully inspired religious items offering guests an array of distinctive gifts including a gallery filled with incredible artwork, fine jewelry and accessories for all occasions.
Enjoy lunch along the way to Historic Pullman District at one of many Chicago Southland restaurants.
Tour the Historic Pullman District Method Soap Factory (Allow 1.25 hours to enjoy) 720 East 111th Street, Chicago, IL 60628
Method is the industry’s first LEED platinum-certified soap factory in Chicago, setting new standards for making soap. Your group will learn about renewable energy, hydroponic farming and green manufacturing. Upon arrival you’re greeted by an enormous Wind turbine, in fact, this 230-foot wind turbine works the opposite of a fan—instead of using electricity to make wind, it uses wind to make electricity. The wind turbine helps generate half of the building’s annual electrical consumption. The Factory also has a Green roof. The urban agriculture company Gotham Greens has taken over 75,000 square feet of the roof to create a commercial-scale greenhouse. The greenhouse produces about 500 tons of fresh, premium quality, pesticide-free produce annually for the local community and surrounding retail and restaurants.
Historic Pullman National Monument Visitor Information Center (allow 2-3 hours to enjoy) 11141 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60628
We will end the day with a guided tour of the Pullman Historic District. From the "World's Most Perfect Town" in 1906, to near demolition in the mid-20th century, to a neighborhood revitalized in the present day, the saga of the Pullman Palace Car Company and neighborhood known as Pullman is on display at the various Pullman sites. Start your tour at the Historic Pullman Foundation Pullman Exhibit Hall for a 15-minute introductory video that provides a historical overview of Pullman and visit its museum gallery. Next, at the Pullman National Monument Visitor Center in the Administrative Clock Tower Building, groups can engage in interactive exhibits and peruse the souvenir gift shop.
While exploring the industrial grounds you'll find the remaining buildings and features of the Pullman car shops. Walk through the recreated historic worker's gate which stands as a symbol of the workers of the Pullman company and the labor they provided to create Pullman sleeper, dinning, parlor and freight cars. Explore the beauty of the historic Greenstone Church, made from the distinct serpentine stone and the residential streets of red-brick rowhomes as well.
**Please note: Itinerary may be modified to meet your group’s specific needs. Locations and selections are subject to availability. Please contact Tobie at Tobie@VisitChicagoSouthland.com or 708-895-8200 to obtain current pricing and confirmation of dates and locations.
The Shrine of Christ's Passion
Method Soap Factory
Pullman National Monument Visitor Center CREDIT: NPS
Pullman National Monument Tour CREDIT: NPS
Pullman National Monument & Historic Site
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